Good morning Lovely Readers !!!! It's Day 2 of Diwali Inspiration here on "The East Coast Desi".
As promised, I have another simple yet gorgeous tablescape. I was requested by a dear friend to do the center piece for the chaat night she's hosting for Diwali. I agreed gleefully. To me Diwali is a people - oriented festival, as it's a time to share and revel in the company of family and friends. Diwali is not just a festival with social and religious connotations, it's also a time to let the creativity get the better of you, as you get to showcase it through decorating your home and whip up delectable treats in the kitchen.
To bring in the grandeur and colorful imagery associated with Diwali, I decided to mix a vintage brass lamp with modern day finds from IKEA. Beaded coasters form the base of the setting on which IKEA votive holders are placed randomly. A brass Pavai Villaku (lady holding a lamp - my most prized possession, as it’s more than 100 years old and belonged to my great grandmother), takes center stage. Mixing glass and brass is a combination you cannot go wrong with. The glass adds the sparkle while the brass traditional lamp emanates a warm glow. A few flowers and petals strewn randomly create a table setting that’s flawless. A silk stole used as a table runner gives you options to look inside your closet and work with what you got.
Look around your place.......and I can assure you, you've already got most of the above decor accessories in your closet or sitting around your house. Get them together to create this wonderful table setting and enjoy a special Diwali with your loved ones.
Coming up next........... Diwali home decor ideas straight from my Indian style living room.
Have a wonderful day !!!!!
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